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Lagos PDP endorses Bode George for chairman

Members of the Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have endorsed Chief Olabode George as their preferred candidate for the National Chairmanship position during the forthcoming  December 9 National Convention of the party. State Chairman of the party, Dr Moshood Salvador gave the certification at a feedback ...

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Chairmanship: Northern PDP state chairmen reject micro-zoning

Chairmen of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 19 northern states and the FCT on Friday rejected suggestions that the National Chairmanship seat be sub-zoned to a particular zone in the South. The chairmen, who announced their stance after a meeting in Abuja, however, reaffirmed commitment to the ...

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We expect 2800 delegates to vote in PDP convention, says Adeyeye

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Thursday said no fewer than 2,800 delegates would participate in the party’s December 9  national convention slated for Abuja. Adeyeye made this known while briefing journalists at the end of the 77th National Executive Council (NEC) ...

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NEMA says 1,295 Nigerians returned from Libya in November

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 1,295 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in November after being stranded in the volatile North African country enroute Europe. The Nigerians returned in various batches between Nov. 6 and Nov. 30 with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration ...

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NAF trains 414 officers as special force members

The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday graduated 414 special forces of its personnel out which 396 were airmen, airwomen and 18 were Officers. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar made the disclosure during the Combined graduation of Basic Regiment Officers, airmen and Gunnery II Course and special ...

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Osinbajo lauds Wizkid, Davido on MOBO 2017 awards

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday applauded Nigerian music superstars Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid, and David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, for emerging winners of the 2017 MOBO Awards. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wizkid a.k.a Starboy, won the Best International Act, while Davido won the Best African Act ...

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Naira appreciated by 30.3% against dollar in 10 months

The naira has appreciated by 30.3 per cent since February when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) began its aggressive interventions at the foreign exchange market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency had exchanged at N520 to the dollar at the peak of onslaughts by currency ...

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Four policemen kill in Adamawa as residents flee Numan town

Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the death of four of its men in clash with gunmen in Numan Local Government Area. The command spokesman, SP Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Friday in Yola, the state capital said the four policemen killed were from Numan divisional headquarters ...

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World Cup: Super Eagles to play Argentina, Iceland, Croatia in group D

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in World Cup group D at Friday’s draw conducted in Moscow, the Russian capital. Coincidentally, Nigeria game with Argentina will be its fifth in six World Cups, against the South Americans. The pairings in the groupings are listed below; ...

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Kanu, Okocha others to participate at World Cup draws

Former Nigeria World Cup stars Nwankwo Kanu and Austin Okocha are amongst 35 FIFA Legends that have been invited to attend the 2018 World Cup draw in Moscow. According to the official website of the Russian Football Union (RFU), the FIFA legends, including the winners of the FIFA World Cups ...

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